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Nightclubbing 13 year old busted unconscious

johnboy 26 May 2009 46

The ABC is aghast the level of underage drinking police have uncovered around town.

    An ACT Police campaign against underage drinking in licensed premises has found an 13-year-old girl unconscious on a couch in city bar.

    They have highlighted the case of the 13-year-old as an ‘appalling’ example but also report finding 27 underage people in a Tuggeranong pub last saturday night.

    Suddenly axing the Liquor Licensing Board doesn’t look so clever does it?


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peterh 1:39 pm 28 May 09

ant said :

BerraBoy68 said :

3 post nutbag but that should have read…

I’m Spartacus

and So am I

(Mrs Berra called me for dinner and I hit the ‘Post’ button in my haste to the table)

… and that’s why you’re slightly overweight and don’t want to go anywhere! (that might take you too far from the table).

ah-ha! so that is what i am doing wrong. wait. I cook in the house…
at 13, I was spending friday nights down at lake gininderra, with (urgh) bottles of royal reserve port, and equally stupid mates. It was always easy to get the grog, as our parents all bought it for parties, but could never remember where they put it…

and the movies was a good excuse, as long as someone went so that they could tell you what happened, and you escaped detection…

Jim Jones 2:54 pm 27 May 09

ant said :

Back when this kind of thing didn’t seem quite so rampant, the average parent would touch base with the parents hosting that homework bee or slumber party or whatever it was, just to check everything was OK. Low key, but cautious.

Check the stats, alcohol and drug abuse by the kiddies is *less* rampant now than it used to be. But, since the times of the Ancient Egyptians, everyone’s been screaming about how youth are the worst they’ve ever been and we’ll all be rooned, and from the looks of things here, nothing’s changed.

I’m amazed that you never got up to any shenanigans when you were young. What’s the deal?

p1 1:23 pm 27 May 09

ant, do you really mean to say that when you were 13 you weren’t capable of getting up to things your parents didn’t know about?

When I was that age I didn’t drink or consume other illegal substances. That didn’t start till I was about 14 or 15… But even then, it was the exception rather then the rule for a few more years. This however had more to do with my friends rather then my moral stance. I got up to plenty that my parents were not aware of, several of which would probably see you locked up on terrorist conspiracy charges these days. And all without the research assistance of the interwebz.

caf 1:18 pm 27 May 09

(There is, on the other hand, a great deal one can do about underaged customers being served alcohol in licensed establishments).

caf 1:16 pm 27 May 09

Where did it say anything about “late at night” or “11pm or later” in the original article?

And I think you are massively underestimating the ingenuity of the average 13 year old if you think that they aren’t capable of being in one place when their parents think they’re in another, late at night or otherwise. Short of keeping them locked under the stairs, there’s not a great deal anyone can do to change that.

chewy14 1:15 pm 27 May 09

Ant,
did you never go to the “movies” with your friends?
“Cmon Mum, its a movie marathon at Cosmopolitan Twin Cinemas, all the kids are going.”

ant 1:08 pm 27 May 09

Back when this kind of thing didn’t seem quite so rampant, the average parent would touch base with the parents hosting that homework bee or slumber party or whatever it was, just to check everything was OK. Low key, but cautious.

FC 12:54 pm 27 May 09

ah – you see ant, they probably did think they knew where there child was.
see post #31

ant 12:44 pm 27 May 09

caf said :

ant, do you really mean to say that when you were 13 you weren’t capable of getting up to things your parents didn’t know about?

er, at 13, if I’d been out at 11pm or later, and arrived home at some weird time stinking of alcohol, I suspect there’d have been some significant activity before and during on their part.

caf, do you really think that it’s acceptable for parents to be allowing 13 year olds to be out late at night, not knowing where they are?

FC 12:18 pm 27 May 09

What always bugged me was that as an underager I’d get into clubs/pubs, get served drinks for a couple of hours, get drunk and then around midnight when we were well and truely sloshed, the same people that had let us in and not been fazed about us drinking earlier, would then ask for our ID and when we were found to be underage they’d kick us out.
It used to annoy me because they were the ones that ‘irresponsibly’ served us drinks (didn’t mind that bit so much as) – then once determining that we were underage and not therefore not deemed mature enough to drink – they kick your completly wasted butt out on the streets.

Inappropriate 12:09 pm 27 May 09

hk0reduck said :

Why isn’t the club named and shamed in the article?

Prolly because they haven’t determined how negligent the club was yet. The article doesn’t say how she got in, how long she was there, and if she’d been served alcohol at the premises.

caf 10:51 am 27 May 09

ant, do you really mean to say that when you were 13 you weren’t capable of getting up to things your parents didn’t know about?

ant 10:35 am 27 May 09

deezagood said :

I wonder what the drunken 13 year old parents were thinking? Or not thinking….

I was just musing on the same thing. All these kids out around Canberra, doing bad things and making life less pleasant for everyone, presumably they are not from the orphanage, presumably they have parents. Why are they not doing their jobs as parents?

This kid (and the others) aren’t necessarily doing anything to harm others, just themselves, but if they can be going out and getting legless, they could be doing anything.

chewy14 9:20 am 27 May 09

FC said :

Special G said :

Happens all the time I hear.

Does anyone seriously think the parents care in this girls case.

My bets on using a poor upbringing as a reason for serious crimes in years to come.

all that happened was she was busted having drunk too much in a nightclub.

drinking at 13 is hardly an indicator for committing serious crimes later in life.
My friends and I used to drink at that age.
And NONE of us (from that group) are out committing crimes nowadays.

I started drinking at 12 and now i’m a criminal mastermind.

Spam Box 9:08 am 27 May 09

Same with me Thumper (btw, thanks for making me feel old B@$%!^D) By 13 we were doing all that and worse. My experience with the cops were similar too, with one or two notable exceptions

astrojax 8:13 am 27 May 09

I wonder what the drunken 13 year old parents were thinking? Or not thinking….

probably, ‘i wonder how my wonderful little being is doing with friends at the homework bee she is studying hard at – hope they’re also having fun…’

FC 7:37 am 27 May 09

Special G said :

Happens all the time I hear.

Does anyone seriously think the parents care in this girls case.

My bets on using a poor upbringing as a reason for serious crimes in years to come.

all that happened was she was busted having drunk too much in a nightclub.

drinking at 13 is hardly an indicator for committing serious crimes later in life.
My friends and I used to drink at that age.
And NONE of us (from that group) are out committing crimes nowadays.

Special G 7:29 am 27 May 09

Happens all the time I hear.

Does anyone seriously think the parents care in this girls case.

My bets on using a poor upbringing as a reason for serious crimes in years to come.

DJ 10:53 pm 26 May 09

deezagood said :

I wonder what the drunken 13 year old parents were thinking? Or not thinking….

You think that they knew?

Special G…. she was a bouncer having a rest and her lemonade was spiked?

Special G 10:47 pm 26 May 09

They were really just looking after her welfare. She was out the front had been drinking and they thought better she’s inside than in the gutter. sounds plausible.

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